Beauty Road Test: Brighten Up With Yes to Grapefruit’s Daily Facial Scrub + More!
Is your skin in need of a little pepping up? Never fear—Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub, Exfoliating Body Wash, and more are here!
My face freaked out on me last week in a big way. I don’t know what the heck happened. I didn’t make any major skincare changes or anything, but for whatever reason, suddenly it was breakout central. But I was in luck: The Yes To skincare family came running to my rescue!
We found their newest addition, the Yes to Grapefruit collection, in our mailbox recently, and apparently it’s just what my wacked-out skin needed. Geared towards evening skin tone and brightening your complexion, these fab new products use (you guessed it) grapefruit as their not-so-secret weapon to do battle with all the icky things that can end up on your skin—and it does it all with a scent so yummy you could almost eat it.
First up: The Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub ($9.99, yestocarrots.com), which is formulated with lemon balm for a boost of radiance and grapefruit for some awesome exfoliating action. The lemon balm helps calm and repair damaged skin, while the grapefruit assists in warding off free radicals and minimizing skin discoloration to promote healthy, smooth, super soft skin. I started using it twice a day—once in the morning and once at night—about a week ago, and the other day, I was actually astonished to see how terrific it was looking. I came home late from a press event a few nights ago totally expecting to see an absolute mess when I looked in the mirror—but to my surprise, I didn’t look like the sleepy disaster I thought I did. My skin looked dewy and fresh, which, as a sufferer of lots and lots of oil (I did not win the skin genetics lottery), it pretty much never does. Not only that, but when I gave it a wash with the Yes to Grapefruit scrub? Holy moly! It was positively glowing!
Now, here’s the crazy thing: Yes to Grapefruit isn’t necessarily meant for blemish-prone skin—or least, not in the same way that Yes to Tomatoes is. Remember how much my face liked Yes to Tomatoes? It likes Yes to Grapefruit even MORE. My Breakout of Death cleared up in no time, thanks to this stuff.
I also added the Yes to Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Wash ($9.99, yestocarrots.com) to my daily shower routine. Chock-full of pumice derived from volcanic rock, the body wash is also formulated with the vitamin C and citric acid found in grapefruit to promote health skin renewal. I didn’t see quite the same dramatic results with the body wash that I did with the face scrub, but I will say this: Its delish, juicy scent made me feel like I had cut open a fresh grapefruit in my shower every time I used it (but without the pulpy mess). Love!
The Yes to Grapefruit collection also features an even skin tone moisturizer with SPF 15, a dark spot correcting serum, a dark circle correction eye cream, a dark spot correcting body crème, and brightening facial towlettes. Pick ‘em up on Yes to Carrots’ website or at Target—and let the juicy times roll!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.